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drank Earl Grey by Ahmad Tea
1354 tasting notes

Breakfast tea of the day. I have a drawer full of tea samples and a couple bigger tins but not a single leaf, not even a tea bag, of a black Earl Grey. So to remedy the sad situation I grabbed a tin of this yesterday. I have always liked Ahmad’s take on this classic. The bergamot is citrus/orange not flowery. It is the main flavor but does not overpower the smooth Ceylon base. No bitterness. A good solid basic comfort cup. Similar in taste and quality to Twinings but the bergamot is a little less intense and the base a bit tastier.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
cteresa

I know a big earl grey fan who loves this best of practically everything. (I am not really a big earl grey fan to properly judge). It is interesting to see your take on why this works.

K S

I love the flavor and it is only $6 for 100g so this is a good value tea. I haven’t tried H&S Supreme or Lupicia which I think are the two that get raves around here. Of what I have tried this is the best. My high score is also a tip of the hat toward this being another of my milestone teas. Bigelow got me started, then Twinings, before Ahmad. I am guessing if Teavivre sold an Earl Grey it would probably be my favorite. hint hint

ashmanra

Sending you a sachet of H&S Supreme so you can see if you agree with all the hullabaloo!

K S

Cool! I would still like to see what Teavivre would do with this English classic.

Do you order all your H&S online or is it available “at a store near you”? I have only found a very limited variety at B&N.

ashmanra

I order it. My husband says they have a red phone with a flashing light that goes off when I call. LOL! But actually I usually order online, not by phone. Since I have a couple of friends who also drink Harney tea we combine our order for free shipping. They don’t like to mess with Internet so I order, they reimburse me, and I get all the reward points!

On that note, Teavivre gave 200 points for making an account, 100 for writing a review on their site, and 340 for the order I placed. !!! That means a little extra discount next time I order! I used the first 200 already for the first order. It gave me two dollars off, plus I had a ten percent off code! :)

timmya9433

OK, I’m going to try this one next. It seems I’ve been going on an Earl Grey kick lately and this tea looks like it will give me a nice fix. ;)

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cteresa

I know a big earl grey fan who loves this best of practically everything. (I am not really a big earl grey fan to properly judge). It is interesting to see your take on why this works.

K S

I love the flavor and it is only $6 for 100g so this is a good value tea. I haven’t tried H&S Supreme or Lupicia which I think are the two that get raves around here. Of what I have tried this is the best. My high score is also a tip of the hat toward this being another of my milestone teas. Bigelow got me started, then Twinings, before Ahmad. I am guessing if Teavivre sold an Earl Grey it would probably be my favorite. hint hint

ashmanra

Sending you a sachet of H&S Supreme so you can see if you agree with all the hullabaloo!

K S

Cool! I would still like to see what Teavivre would do with this English classic.

Do you order all your H&S online or is it available “at a store near you”? I have only found a very limited variety at B&N.

ashmanra

I order it. My husband says they have a red phone with a flashing light that goes off when I call. LOL! But actually I usually order online, not by phone. Since I have a couple of friends who also drink Harney tea we combine our order for free shipping. They don’t like to mess with Internet so I order, they reimburse me, and I get all the reward points!

On that note, Teavivre gave 200 points for making an account, 100 for writing a review on their site, and 340 for the order I placed. !!! That means a little extra discount next time I order! I used the first 200 already for the first order. It gave me two dollars off, plus I had a ten percent off code! :)

timmya9433

OK, I’m going to try this one next. It seems I’ve been going on an Earl Grey kick lately and this tea looks like it will give me a nice fix. ;)

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